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NASA Brings Orion Spacecraft to National Mall for Public Viewing

NASA Brings Orion Spacecraft to National Mall for Public Viewing:

“WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will showcase the next generation of spacecraft that will return humans to the moon in a day-long public event March 30 on the National Mall in Washington. The full-size mockup of the Orion crew exploration vehicle will be parked on the Mall between 4th and 7th Streets, SW, in front of the National Air and Space Museum. Reporters are invited to attend a briefing by the vehicle at 10 a.m. EDT.

The spacecraft mockup is on its way from water testing at the Naval Surface Warfare Center‘s Carderock Division in Bethesda to open water testing in the Atlantic off the coast of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The goal of the operation, dubbed the Post-landing Orion Recovery Test, or PORT, is to determine what kind of motions the astronaut crew can expect after landing, as well as conditions outside for the recovery team.”

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Atlantis Getting Ready for Launch

NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis to Move to Launch Pad Tuesday:

“CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, March 31, as preparations for the STS-125 mission move forward. Atlantis is targeted to lift off May 12 to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.”

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United Launch Alliance Atlas V Awarded Four NASA Rocket Launch Missions

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Awarded Four NASA Rocket Launch Missions:

“DENVER, March 16 /PRNewswire/ — NASA has awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) four science and communications missions set to launch in the first half of the next decade. All four missions will fly aboard ULA’s Atlas V rocket and are scheduled to launch between 2011-2014. The four launches are the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), two Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS-K and TDRS-L) and the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission.

“The launches will be provided under terms of a launch service agreement procured previously by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for this vehicle. The liftoffs will all occur from Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will manage all four missions.”

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Reblog this post [with Zemanta] — Bird Strikes Could Threaten Space Shuttles, Too (via delicious)

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“Since 2005, officials at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., have kept a keen eye for flocks of birds nearby launching and landing space shuttles to make sure the birds don’t endanger astronauts aboard the spacecraft or themselves.” – Ron Bailey

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